#alumni-story

Studying

"I never thought a master’s program could have such a lasting impact on both my professional and my private life."

Antonius Auburger, Management Consultant, Kearney, Australia Growing up trilingual in a Cuban-German family and having attended schools in Frankfurt, Washington DC, Boston and La Paz during my youth resulted in me always seeking new countries,...
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"Love it, change it, or leave it – life is what you make it!"

Florian Klein, Head of Business Development and Strategy at BIPA Parfümerien GmbH Before starting CEMS, I did my Bachelor’s at WU during which I spent an exchange semester at Saint Petersburg State University in Russia....
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"CEMS helped me to acquire general management know-how, build a strategic mindset and strengthen my intercultural competencies.”

Anja Schmid, Corporate Development at voestalpine After having successfully graduated from my Bachelor’s here at WU (incl. an unforgettable exchange semester in Florida), I decided to stay in Vienna and enroll in the CEMS program....
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Working

“We developed our first credit risk models and data science applications based on what we learned in the QFin program.”

Christian Ochs, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FINcredible Throughout my BSc studies in Business Administration with a focus on Finance & Accounting, I developed a growing interest in the economics and the underlying mechanisms of...
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“I attended a CEMS workshop with Google, met a recruiter and ended up joining Google’s marketing team full-time.”

Tobias Rauscher, Influencer Marketing Lead at Google and founding member of Social Lab I first dipped into tech at the age of 14. I taught myself how to code and put together a scrappy social...
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"CEMS is far more than a university diploma - it is a network of smart, high-performing individuals with a strong sense of belonging to a community you can always rely on."

Marija Vulovic Auburger, Management Consultant, Oliver Wyman, Australia previously zeb, Austria I grew up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and have always enjoyed travelling to experience new adventures but never dreamt of a life...
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Studying

“The program’s data-based, research-oriented approach gave me the confidence to develop solutions that provide added value for global communities.”

Paul Michalitsch, Market Specialist, Facebook Inc In my role as Market Specialist at Facebook Inc, I need to work at speed, with accuracy and empathy. The MSc Marketing program helped me develop a broad skill-​set...
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Working

“I learned how to understand and interact with people from other backgrounds.”

Alexandru Uta, Head of Credit Risk Methods and Framework, Erste Group Bank My story with QFin started in 2012 when I joined the program’s fourth cohort. Since the program was basically new on the market...
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Working

“QFin gave me access to a great community. I built friendships for life that still last even though we are now working in different companies, industries, and countries.”

Ljiljana Zeljkovic, Vice President, European Advisory Group, BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking When choosing my master’s studies, I knew that it would be important to select a programme that would equip me with the...
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Working

“Even if there is only one answer to a problem, there are many different ways to find it.”

Katrin Vybiral, Consultant, d-fine When I started my academic education, I was looking for a challenge that would help to encourage the strengths I had already built up and to expand my horizon for topics...
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Working

“The quantitative toolbox I acquired during my studies turned out to be extremely valuable.”

Guadalupe Landa Rosas, Head of Group Corporate Credit Risk Management II, Raiffeisen Bank International I am currently leading a team of Risk Managers with focus on Trade Finance and Asset Based Financing. My main responsibilities...
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